Our Services

Renewable Energy Scoping Studies

Are you looking at making your home/building more energy efficient? Would you like to explore the possibility of installing a renewable technology in your home/building? Are you confused about costs, payback periods, funding etc? If so we can provide all the answers you need and our Renewable Energy Scoping Study could be just what your looking for. We undertake these studies frequently for the following sites:

Domestic properties
Farms and agricultural businesses
Council offices and public buildings
Commercial properties, offices and businesses
Manufacturing businesses with the Manufacturing Advisory Service (MAS)
Churches
Village Halls and Community Centre's
Estates
Schools
Caravan and camping sites
Family/children's outdoor attractions

You can download further information about our site assessments here: Assessment leaflet.pdf
If you are interested in commissioning one of our reports please complete the pre-visit questionnaire so that we can gather as much information about you and your site as possible and provide an accurate quotation. Please email any completed questionnaires to info@devondare.org  

We can also offer larger scale assessment services including:

Community scale renewable energy projects
District or Borough Council assessments
Community or area low carbon frameworks
 

Hydro Assessments

Desktop Hydro Power assessment

Landowners with a river flowing across their land may want to establish whether they have a practical and economic energy source. Feasibility studies can prove expensive and no one wants to waste money on a report that may indicate there is no economic return or there are other barriers preventing development at the proposed site. The assessment offers a ‘first estimate’ of potential power outputs to inform the decision whether to proceed to a full feasibility study. For this assessment we do require payment in advance.

Hydro Power Site visit

For those sites where development appears viable, we offer and recommend a site visit to check the preliminary assessment along with a range of other local factors which could affect project economics and practicality.


You can download further information about our Hydropower assessment services here: DARE Hydropower Hydro Flyer.pdf
If you're interested in commissioning an assessment, please download our Hydropower pre-visit questionnaire so that we can carry out a desktop study and provide a quotation for a site visit assessment should a potential be identified.
Hydro Pre Visit Assessment Questionnaire.doc



Code for Sustainable Homes Assessments

CfSH is the single national standard for sustainable homes, used by home designers and builders as a guide to development, and by home-buyers to assist in their choice of home. DARE as Code for Sustainable Homes Assessors can help developers, architects and self-builders to achieve the required code standard. We can work collaboratively with you or your design team to determine where extra points can be achieved to help you progress through the levels of the code. DARE offers both design and construction stage assessments and certification.

You can download further information about our CfSH assessments here: Code for Sustainable Homes Assessments Flyer.pdf

Energy Performance Certificates (EPC's)

Our qualified domestic energy assessors are able to undertake an EPC on your property within the Devon area. For a quick, competitive and no obligation quote, please contact us on 01837 89200 or info@devondare.org
Don't forget that if you are selling or renting out your home then an EPC is required. Also, if you wish to claim the Feed in Tariff (FIT) then an EPC of D or above is needed.
Don't delay, call us today!

Still Unsure?

If you would like any further information or to discuss your requirements in more detail, then please do not hesitate to contact us.

We are able to provide free telephone and email advice on energy efficiency and renewable energy matters.

Testimonial's

If you are looking for that little bit of extra reassurance, we have added just some of the feedback we have had from previous clients below:

  
“Thank you very much for the comprehensive report - I am really  impressed with the level of detail and practical information included.” Woodah Farm Devon Wildlife trust.
 
 
“Without DARE we would not have made it.” Sandford Primary School Head Teacher, Mr Wilson Forster. 

 
“I would recommend DARE services.  It offered an unbiased prospective and I was able to discount certain forms of renewable energy on a cost/efficiency basis.” Jane Taylor Rocknell, Manor Farm.

 
"I hope that you will forgive me for saying so, but I hadn’t expected anything quite as comprehensive and thorough as the report you’ve compiled, so I am really very grateful.  Once again, many, many thanks." Kevin Ginsberg, Miniature Pony Centre